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by ES44AC8102
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does the 'fstrim' only work on my W7 partition?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Why does the 'fstrim' only work on my W7 partition?

Here you go thanks! fred@Area52 ~ $ sudo parted -l Model: ATA INTEL SSDSC2BW24 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 240GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs boot 2 106MB 169GB 169GB primary ntfs...
by ES44AC8102
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does the 'fstrim' only work on my W7 partition?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Why does the 'fstrim' only work on my W7 partition?

Using Mint 18.3 dual boot W7 and Mint, invoking the manual trim command [code]sudo fstrim -a -v [/code] Why do I get the result below? [sudo] password for fred: /media/fred/Win 7 64: 16 EiB (18446744073709551615 bytes) trimmed /: 0 B (0 bytes) trimmed Same result using sudo fstrim -av Appears that i...
by ES44AC8102
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I tell if this is working?
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: How can I tell if this is working?

As I suspected: a Mint from the 18 series. A whole different kettle of fish. My how-to can only be used in Mint 20 (and in Mint 19.x). As your Mint 18.3 only has some nine months left to live anyway, I recommend to consider this as a "natural moment" to upgrade to the latest and greatest....
by ES44AC8102
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I tell if this is working?
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: How can I tell if this is working?

HI Pjotr, Here you go: fred@Area52 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: Area52 Kernel: 4.15.0-107-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Rampage Extreme v: Rev 2.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 1301 date:...
by ES44AC8102
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I tell if this is working?
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: How can I tell if this is working?

Can't say everything is working as planned : fred@Area52 ~ $ sudo mkdir -v /etc/systemd/system/fstrim.timer.d [sudo] password for fred: mkdir: created directory '/etc/systemd/system/fstrim.timer.d' fred@Area52 ~ $ sudo touch /etc/systemd/system/fstrim.timer.d/override.conf fred@Area52 ~ $ xed admin:...
by ES44AC8102
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I tell if this is working?
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: How can I tell if this is working?

Well it looks like I ned to change something here are the results from both command line entries: fred@Area52 ~ $ journalctl -u fstrim -- No entries -- fred@Area52 ~ $ journalctl | grep fstrim Aug 10 18:19:32 Area52 sudo[4804]: fred : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/fred ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/mv /etc/cro...
by ES44AC8102
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I tell if this is working?
Replies: 16
Views: 451

[SOLVED] How can I tell if this is working?

I ran this code

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sudo mv /etc/cron.weekly/fstrim /etc/cron.daily/
And now I can see fstrim in the /etc/cron.daily folder

Is there a log that is created when the trim actually runs? Or must I just trust that is working?
by ES44AC8102
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: If the daily cron job for TRIM is working why does it take so long to run it manually?
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: If the daily cron job for TRIM is working why does it take so long to run it manually?

Here is the way to do TRIM (cron not necessary): https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/ssd.html#ID8 Hello, That method won't work in 18.3, I found that out by trying it a day or so ago. That guide is made for 20 not 18.3. It doesn't play nice with the version I am using now, Thanks tho' when ...
by ES44AC8102
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: If the daily cron job for TRIM is working why does it take so long to run it manually?
Replies: 11
Views: 360

If the daily cron job for TRIM is working why does it take so long to run it manually?

Using version 18.3. Trying to understand or prove the daily cron job for TRIM is working. When I run a manual trim it takes minutes after only a few hours of using the computer. sudo fstrim -av [sudo] password for fred: /: 39.3 GiB (42138783744 bytes) trimmed fred@Area52 ~ $ [/code] Why is the numbe...
by ES44AC8102
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Found this article about changing TRIM settings but can't get it to work!!
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Found this article about changing TRIM settings but can't get it to work!!

Does 18.3 handle things differently than the article makes it sound? From the page you linked to: "Below you'll find a complete how-to for optimizing your SSD for Linux Mint 20..." You are correct! How I missed the flashing neon sign marked Mint 20 I'll never know. I DID find a way to mak...
by ES44AC8102
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Found this article about changing TRIM settings but can't get it to work!!
Replies: 12
Views: 462

[SOLVED] Found this article about changing TRIM settings but can't get it to work!!

Using 18.3 here and I am using this article https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/ssd.html?m=1#ID1 to change my TRIM to once a day. I followed all the steps but when I test it using the command : fred@Area52 ~ $ systemctl cat fstrim.timer No files found for fstrim.timer. fred@Area52 ~ $ journa...
by ES44AC8102
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Easy way to eliminate guest account?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Easy way to eliminate guest account?

Thank you very much, it worked fine and I didn't have to manually edit a file to accomplish the task! Great stuff . :D

"ES"
by ES44AC8102
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Easy way to eliminate guest account?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

[SOLVED] Easy way to eliminate guest account?

Somehow today I logged in to Mint 18.3 as a 'guest' don't ask me how, I don't know.

I got out of it, an was able to lot on normally. No one uses this computer except myself, so I have no need to the guest account.

How do I disable it for good?

Thanks,

"ES"
by ES44AC8102
Wed May 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Can't get Brother printer to work on my wireless network
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Can't get Brother printer to work on my wireless network

I had this set up working about 6 years ago and have forgotten how I did it. then I got a newer faster router and it all went bye bye! :shock: The printer is an MFC-J450DW Brother the WiFi is ON, it's connected to my PC via USB. The gateway is a new Comcast that has no identifying name on it, just a...
by ES44AC8102
Mon May 11, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: {solved] Case closed
Replies: 0
Views: 191

{solved] Case closed

Thanks to all.
by ES44AC8102
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How often does Mint 18.3 update its clock setting?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: How often does Mint 18.3 update its clock setting?

Yep that's it, the example shows a line that says 'drift' I don't have that line, nor does it tell me how often, every 5 minutes or 10, or 20 does it connect and correct itselg?

"ES" thanks
by ES44AC8102
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How often does Mint 18.3 update its clock setting?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

How often does Mint 18.3 update its clock setting?

I have both NTP and NTPDATE installed but I don't know how to tell the frequency of the time corrections. Is there any way to adjust how often the update occurs?

Thanks,

ES
by ES44AC8102
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Log in sound not missing but won't play
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Log in sound not missing but won't play

I have noticed recently that my login sound doesn't play. I can see the sound residing in /usr/share/sounds Oddly enough it's has a .wav extension, but if I look at PREFERENCES | SOUND | SOUND EFFECTS it has a an 'oga' extension not "ogg" The sound will play if I click on it but the login ...
by ES44AC8102
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: I have sound,,,but I have no control of it
Replies: 3
Views: 515

[SOLVED] Re: I have sound,,,but I have no control of it

Hiay Scott! Hope all is well w/ you! Yep that got it and its fine now,,, I can't wait until I put it to sleep and wake it up to find the sound is missing! LOL I've gotten really good at typing the secret code to make it work, and even that doesn't always produce the result I am after! Take care than...
by ES44AC8102
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: I have sound,,,but I have no control of it
Replies: 3
Views: 515

I have sound,,,but I have no control of it

In desperation trying to get sound after a sleep session/ standby I now have sound but I get no icon that shows the volume. when I type "alsamixer" I see it there but it's not doing anything :oops: Maybe this will help someone... fred@Area52 ~ $ sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulsea...

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